Jessica Simpson in Marie Claire with No Makeup or Retouching
With her new show The Price of Beauty, Jessica Simpson has dedicated herself to making people rethink their ideas about beauty. In that same spirit, she’ll appear on the cover of the May issue of Marie Claire, and according to The Huffington Post, the magazine claims that she was shot “with absolutely no makeup or retouching.”
“I don’t have anything to prove anymore,” Jessica told the magazine. “What other people think of me is not my business.” She’s been through the gauntlet of criticism, after gaining a few pounds and wearing “mom jeans” at a concert. I’m happy that she’s sending the message that it’s okay to have some curves and be confident about it. But what message is she sending with the au-naturale photo? It might be an impossible standard for many girls and women to live up to.
Critics don’t even believe that she’s truly makeup-free and not retouched. Though the inside photo of Jessica in the grass looks pretty natural to me, I can see why the cover might not be. Jessica’s cheeks are a soft pink (really, no blush?) and there appears to be some kind of eyeliner or eyeshadow residue at her lower lash line.
What do you think? Is this cover for real?